Archive for April 24th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 04/24/14

English: A man helps a friend along at the 200...

English: A man helps a friend along at the 2005 Boston Marathon, near mile 25 on the MBTA overpass. Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Run for life.

CIRPE  =  PRICE,  KILYM  =  MILKY,  WARIYA  =  AIRWAY,  REELVC  =  CLEVER   —   Giving us:  PCEMKAAER

Clue/Question:  After his heart surgery, the marathon runner was happy to once again be a – – –

Medtronic EnRhythm Pacing System

Medtronic EnRhythm Pacing System (Photo credit: stev.ie)

Answer:  PACE-MAKER

Austrian marathon runner Eva-Maria Gradwohl in...

Austrian marathon runner Eva-Maria Gradwohl in the half marathon race of the WACHAUmarathon 2008 shortly before the finish in the stadium of Krems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Works for me!  Fun pun.  Pacemakers are getting so sophisticated.  They are much smaller than they used to be.  The batteries can last up to 11 years.  And, some come with a built in defibrillator!  My Dad could have used one of those ones.  A lot of people think that they’re supposed to prevent heart attacks, but their main purpose is just to regulate the heart beat.  If my Dad had had one with a built in defibrillator he’d probably still be with us today.

No new clue words, but they were all jumbled well.  All the jumblings look new to me.  I had to think some on “airway”.  The answer letter layout wasn’t optimum today.  I felt it was a little obvious.  Kind of a no-frills cartoon, but that’s what today’s puzzle called for.  You would’ve thought that they would’ve run this one on Monday.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/24/14

 

"Writing is thinking on paper." -Wil...

“Writing is thinking on paper.” -William Zinsser (Photo credit: RowdyKittens)

Four basic premises of writing:  clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.”   —   William Zinsser

(Something to strive for!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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